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[resolved] Top menu (themed) (14 posts)

  1. andreasy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, I'm new to WordPress, just yesterday I created my first website in order to learn it and proceed to more serious implementations and I faced the following issue which doesn't seam reasonable to me:

    I used a theme (Desk 1.5.3 by Nearfrog Designs)and in the menu options (under appearance) there is an option named (Theme Locations) and its details show: (Your theme supports 1 menu. Select which menu you would like to use.) Now I don't remember 100% but at least 20% I remember that at the initial stages, if I changed that menu to one of my other menus, the top line menu would change as it is supposed to do.

    The problem now is that whatever I do in that menu (either using blank or one of my other menus), the top line menu never changes. It stays forever as it was set initially.

    I really have to change that as it breaks the whole concept of my page. Is there a way?

  2. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi.
    Could you please provide us with a link to your website and to the theme you are using?
    Thank you!

  3. andreasy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://www.cypriot-folk-poets.com/
    It's in Greek though.

    The theme is here:
    http://nearfrog.com/themes/desk/
    but I downloaded it from official wordpress themes

  4. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andreasy,

    I just tested your theme, and it is made to support custom menus, which is not a theme-feature but a core WP feature.
    If the theme is no longer responding to your custom menus settings, make sure that, in your header.php file, this code:

    <?php
    $margs = array(
    'depth' => '2',
    'menu_class' => 'nav',
    'container_id' => 'navdiv2');
    wp_nav_menu($margs);
    ?>

    , which comes after the <div id="navdiv"> tag, didn't get altered or deleted.

  5. andreasy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. It's right there.

  6. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you try switching themes see if the menu options work?
    Also, did you make any edits to your current theme? If so, you could make a backup of your modded version, reupload the old one, and see if the pb persists.
    All I can tell you is that menu options work well on my end.
    Cheers!

  7. andreasy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried to install other themes and then install this one back
    No edits (by coding)

    I suspect that the theme is onld and buggy because I've read a lot of comments on the dev's page and the reply was that it is very old and he is not planning to update so it could be that.

  8. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When you activate other themes that support custom menus, are you able to control them?
    What I find puzzling is that I downloaded and testes your theme and it seems to be responding fine to WP menu options.
    Question: do you need more than one menu or just one? Because if you only need one, you could try deleting the others so as to force the theme to display the one you want to.

  9. andreasy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have tried the following:

    - Installed another theme and successfully changed the top menu
    - I uninstalled the desk theme installed another one which worked and then reinstalled the desk theme. Still the same menu appears and I can't change it

    Strange part:
    I deleted the menu which persists to appear and the next in row was used but not the one I define. It's like there's a fixed menu value assigned as a top menu and the highest in range gets assigned to that value.

    Moreover, I deleted all menus and started recreating them one by one. Every time, the last one was being used as top menu regardless of my choice. When at last I created the one that I wanted to be the top menu, it wasn't assigned and the one befor this was used (the same as before). It's silly and it's driving me crazy.

    I wonder how you manage to change it if I can't even after reinstalling it .

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you know the theme is "old and buggy," and it won't work with menus, probably best to find another theme. Lots of great themes out there -- no reason to drive yourself crazy! When you pick a theme, DO pay attention to the "last updated" date as well as any comments about the theme...Of course, comments are always somewhat subjective, but if you see lots of problems from many different people, that's not a good sign.

  11. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    probably best to find another theme.

    Yeah, I agree. If you absolutely must have that theme, try to re-download the theme from the net and re-upload it to your server and see if the issue persists.
    Disabling all your plugins is also a good test you can do in case you have a plugin interaction going on, but it seems unlikely.

  12. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi!
    Were able to figure this out?
    If so, please don't forget to mark this thread as resolved whenever you can.
    Thanks!

  13. andreasy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, if we consider that the "solution" is to mark the theme as buggy then yes, consider it resolved. Chaning it now. Thank you all BTW.

  14. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    if we consider that the "solution" is to mark the theme as buggy

    I think we all agree on that point. Also, it is usually not recommended to use old or unsupported themes, unless of course you want to contribute to the community and try to fix it up for the benefit of others.
    If you want, I can look into similar themes for you, so the transition to a different theme is smoother.

    Also, as I mentioned before, I was not able to reproduce the problem you are having with the info provided: I added different menus and I was able to select them just fine. Perhaps if you ran additional tests we could give it another shot, but until then, switching themes seems like the best way to go.

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